Finch describes Aussie collapse like auto crash in slow motion

Finch describes Aussie collapse like auto crash in slow motion

Billy Stanlake and Andrea Tye did most of the damage with three wickets each.

Each of Australia's top four batsmen were bowled and Chris Lynn (14) was the only member of the top six to reach double digits in a 66-run defeat in which Australia posted their equal third-lowest total in a T20 global.

Ashton Agar (19) and Coulter-Nile shared 38-run seventh wicket stand before Australia was bowled out with 19 balls to spare when legspinner Shadab Khan had Coulter-Nile clean bowled.

Man of the match Imad also accounted for D'Arcy Short and Alex Carey, finishing with 3-20 in his first national outing in nearly a year.

Having tasted defeat in the Test series, the belief was that Australia would come out strong in the first T20, but as it turned out, they imploded, just like they did in the Test series against a full-blooded Pakistan attack.

It sent an SOS message to the middle order who couldn't answer the nation's prayers with Glenn Maxwell being bowled on two runs by Faheem Ashraf, before debutant Ben McDermott lasted two balls as he picked up a duck.

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While, losing captain Aaron Finch labeled the result as embarrassing and insisted their batting let them down.

"That powerplay was horrific", Finch said postmatch.

The experienced Shoaib Malik will miss the first T20I while Imad Wasim, who has been out of the team for injury issues, will again be seen in action.

But once Hafeez fell in the 14th over, Pakistan lost six wickets for just 28 runs with Sarfraz, Ashraf and Wasim falling without scoring while Shadab made just one. "I think we were a little bit one-dimensional while batting, but that's a learning experience and I would say Pakistan have got a lot of variety in their bowling". They crossed the 50-run mark in 7.1 overs and 100 in 12.3 overs when Mohammed Hafeez hoisted leg spinner Adam Zampa over the long-off fence.

The innings was Australia's joint third-lowest score in T20Is (also against Pakistan, in 2012), with their worst performance being the 79 their power-packed batting line-up scraped together against England in 2005 in what was only the second T20I ever played.

Finch said changes would be strongly considered for Friday's second T20 in Dubai, which will also host the third and final game on Sunday.

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